Philadelphia Flyers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 11/10/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+120) Blue Jackets (-143)
The Columbus Blue Jackets (3-9-0) will go up against the Philadelphia Flyers (7-3-2) at Nationwide Arena on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Flyers at +120 while the Blue Jackets are at -143. The total comes in at 7.
The Philadelphia Flyers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-1 victory against the Blues in their last outing. Philadelphia accumulated 14 penalty minutes in this game. The Flyers had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the victory. In addition, they had 1 chance on the power play but didn't get a goal. For the outing, they scored on 5 out of the 35 shots they launched.
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In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Philadelphia Flyers have tallied 33 goals (30th in the NHL) so far this season and have given up 29. For the current season, they have 16 points and their points percentage is sitting at .667. Philadelphia has 41 power play chances and they have scored 8 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 19.51%. When playing at even strength, the Flyers have surrendered 22 goals while getting 25 when they are on offense. Philadelphia has tried 326 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.1%. The Flyers have had 429 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .932. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have earned 41 power play tries (22nd in the NHL) and have notched 7 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Carter Hart. Hart has been involved in 154 contests during his professional hockey career. He has compiled a win-loss record of 68-61-18 and got the start in 147 games. The opposition has racked up 418 goals versus Hart in his career and his goals against rate is 2.91. Hart has seen 4,534 shots taken against him and has recorded 4,116 saves. He has a save percentage of .908 for his 8,620 mins guarding the cage. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Hart has accounted for 76 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .517.
In their last contest, Columbus went up against the Avalanche in a game where the Blue Jackets were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 5-1. They had 1 power play opportunity in this outing and scored 1 on that chance. The Blue Jackets earned 1 goal out of the 32 shots on goal they attempted.
So far this year, the Columbus Blue Jackets have accumulated 30 goals, 6 points, as well as a points percentage of .250. They have allowed 55 goals to be scored by of a combination of 47 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blue Jackets have scored 28 goals at even strength and 2 goals (32nd in hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 33 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 6.06%. Columbus has taken 368 shots (27th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.15%, while allowing their opponents 426 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 78.95% on their opponents 38 power play tries, and their save percentage is 87.1%.
Across the ice you will find Elvis Merzlikins protecting the net. The opposition is averaging 2.99 goals per contest and he has surrendered 352 goals overall. Merzlikins' quality start rate is 50.4% and he has 59 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 117 contests and has been on the ice for 7,056 minutes. Merzlikins has amassed a lifetime record of 50-49-20 and has been in net for 128 games. He has compiled 3,560 saves out of 3,912 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .910.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus (-143)
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